Saturday, 13 August 2016

CHNC challenge 294: Colour: brown


What a wonderful lot of entries for last week's challenge - I am always so thrilled to see so many of you making and showing your festive creations. I hope you will like this week's challenge.

Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested. There are one or two unclaimed prizes, so it's worth having a look back to see if you were a winner.

Please note that my email to send to is craftyhazelnut@gmail.com

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 293. There were four opportunities to win a prize.

The first winner:

Number 24: Pauline, who shared this lovely garland:


Congratulations, Pauline. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your £10.00 to spend in the EBay Shop Dazzling Ace Designs on any of the images.

The second winner:

Number 20: Tinz (Furrbster), who shared this lovely iris folded card:


Congratulations, Tinz. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your three digital images from Nikki Burnette's Etsy shop.

The third winner:

Number 17: Bunny (Bunny's cards), who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Bunny. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your digital collage sheet from Lunagirl Images.

The fourth winner:

Number 36: Misseke, who shared this lovely card:


Congratulations, Misseke. Please email me at craftyhazelnut@gmail.com so I can arrange for you to receive your four images from Delicious Doodles.

As this is the 2nd Saturday in the month, this is the theme for:

Challenge 294:

Colour: brown
a little or a lot

This week there are four opportunities to win a prize as usual, winners will be chosen randomly. I do hope we will get a lot of entries this week to encourage these wonderful sponsors.



'My paper obsession began with scrapbooking in the late 1990s and has since evolved into card-making and digital drawing. There were a few years of decorative painting, teddy bear making and silk ribbon embroidery mixed in there too. I still dabble in each of those crafts (and many others) from time to time but I generally gravitate toward paper, which I find versatile and forgiving.

I started “doodling” little designs for cards back in 2009, which is when I started my blog and began sharing my images with other Cardies. From there I progressed to my very own online store selling digital drawings for cards and other paper craft projects. Some of my images have now been made into rubber stamps by the wonderful team over at Sparkle N Sprinkle. These days you can usually find me “hanging out” over on my blog, www.beccysplace.blogspot.com.'

The randomly chosen winner will be able to choose three individual images or one entire digital set from Beccy's Place.Designs.

The second sponsor
 is Di's Digi Stamps:

This is a little bit about Di who produces such gorgeous digital images:

'I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.

I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.

This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!'

The randomly-chosen winner will be able given a $10 voucher to spend - just click on the link and feast your eyes on the super images - you will not be disappointed!

The third sponsor is Eureka Stamps:


'Finally, The Stamps You've been Looking for! Eureka stamps offers a large variety of images and sentiments in many different categories for all of your stamping needs. Our Paper Sculpting stamps add an extra dimension to your creations. Or, Mix and match our Balloons and Balloon Holders to celebrate every occasion. Our Stamps are available as unmounted, deep etched, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps. If Eureka Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: QKR StampedeBiblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.'

The randomly chosen winner will receive five digital images of their choice from Eureka Stamps.

The fourth sponsor is SVG Attic:



'SVGattic is home to many wonderful and imaginative vinyl, scrapbook and 3D designs. These kits are fun and easy to make with your digital die cutting machine. Use them as gifts, decor around the house or just to impress your friends. You're sure to find something you love at SVGattic.com. Come be inspired.'

The prize for the randomly chosen winner will be a $15 gift certificate to spend at SVGattic.com.

Please visit the websites of these generous sponsors and support them - you will be spoiled for choice!

Please look down the sidebar on the right to see all of the sponsors giving out prizes during this year - quite a few new ones as well as others who have been giving generously in the past. I am so thankful for everyone coming on board to support me. When buying your crafting goodies, please click on the links to see what's on offer in their online stores and support them as much as you can with your orders.

This is my card using some elements from Beccy Muir's gingerbread set, kindly supplied by Beccy from Beccy's Place as one of the sponsors this week, My Mind's Eye lost & found Christmas papers and some lovely grosgrain ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. You can see my card on My Crafty Outlook blog here.


Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week please use some brown on your festive creations ... a little or a lot.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge - please add a link to your blog post (not your blog, but the actual post where your creation can be found) by 22:00 UK time Friday 19 August 2016. Please include a link to this blogpost within the post for your creation.

You can enter as many times as you wish and also link to any other challenges that allow you to do so, but new work only, please.

A new challenge will be set on Saturday 20 August 2016 when there will be four prizes, thanks to generous sponsors.

Please add your link to inlinkz. If by any chance it disappears, please leave a comment with the link to your blog post and I will make sure it is added.

If you haven't done so already, please become a follower and grab my bright pink button to post on your sidebar and help continue to spread the word about this challenge blog - thank you.

Please also consider going to CHNC Facebook page and clicking 'like' if you haven't done so already and encourage your friends to do the same. We now have 463 'likes' - another new one this week - but there's plenty of room for more! I always try to show at least one of my creations for the next challenge in advance and it's a good place to catch up with any news, winners etc.


Don't forget that 'anything goes' monthly challenges are on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog - you can share any Christmas creation you make throughout the whole month, including those that you link here - there is no restriction on the number of entries you can make throughout the month - the link for CHNC challenge extra for August is here.

I also run a challenge blog called Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes as long as you use some patterned paper - a randomly chosen prize winner every month. Please click on the link to find out more. If you have used patterned paper for your Christmas creation, why not enter it there too. And please be aware that the Patterned Paper Challenge is not restricted to Christmas - it is for any occasions as long as some patterned paper has been used.

Thank you for your support
I look forward to seeing your entries


4 comments:

Bunny said...

Yay! Thanks, Hazel. I don't think I have anything Lunagirl so I'm excited. Congratulations to all the winners.

Misseke said...

What a nice surprise to see that I'm a winner - Thank you!!!!

Congrats to all the winners!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Hazel. Thank you for the challenge.
Congratulations to the winners of the last challenge.

cotnob said...

I was one of the lucky winners of the last challenge, such a lovely surprise.
Many thanks.
Pauline
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